Posts Tagged ‘Business’

  • Traits For Success
    Posted by on April 18th, 2014 at 7:44 am, Comments: 0

    If you had to pick 4-6 traits that help make people successful what would they be?  From time to time I see things in entrepreneurial [...]

  • How Do You Get to The Next Round?
    Posted by on April 15th, 2014 at 9:41 am, Comments: 0

    Last night I was listening to some student/companies pitch at the Ed Kaplan New Venture Challenge. At the end of the evening, they flipped it [...]

  • Should You Enroll Your Children in Entrepreneurship Programs?
    Posted by on April 10th, 2014 at 8:03 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I read the hot new trend is to enroll your young child in an entrepreneurship program.  The subject of being an entrepreneur is hot. [...]

  • Electronic Systems Do Fail
    Posted by on April 9th, 2014 at 8:10 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday $CME’s electronic trading system shut down because of some glitch.  This happens from time to time in electronic systems.  No matter what programmers do, [...]

  • Want To Get Cash In The Door? Sell.
    Posted by on April 8th, 2014 at 9:19 am, Comments: 0

    Mark Suster has a great blog post up about sales. Sales is an often overlooked piece of building a company.  Suster writes a lot about it [...]

  • The Realities of What HFT Does To Market Participants
    Posted by on April 4th, 2014 at 8:46 am, Comments: 0

    Traders and brokers have a hard time commenting on public websites. There are rules against it from the SEC, CFTC, FINRA and other organizations. But [...]

  • Innovation Should Make It Better
    Posted by on April 3rd, 2014 at 10:02 am, Comments: 0

    In the high frequency trading debate (HFT), proponents of HFT always trot out the same old meme’s.  “But, when it was floor traded the people [...]

  • Is The Market Rigged?
    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 at 9:24 am, Comments: 0

    Here is the video from 60 Minutes. There is a lot in this video. There is some bias in the video as well. Michael Lewis [...]

  • Professor Says We Should Slow Down HFT
    Posted by on March 30th, 2014 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    Professor Eric Budesh at the University of Chicago has run a study on high speed trading.  In the study, he found that HFT doesn’t add [...]

  • How Is Your Head?
    Posted by on March 27th, 2014 at 9:54 am, Comments: 0

    When I picked a career in trading, I knew it wouldn’t be easy.  The next thing I decided to do was invest in startups.  That’s [...]

  • How Do You Rein In High Speed Trading?
    Posted by on March 21st, 2014 at 8:50 am, Comments: 0

    Goldman has finally decided to join the fragmented clarion call about high speed trading.   For years, traders have been talking about this in groups, [...]

  • Chicago Startups-Taking Traditional Methods To New Businesses
    Posted by on March 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things internet businesses can do is take traditional business models and processes and apply them to new things to create value. MarkitX [...]

  • Everyone Is A Node On A Network
    Posted by on March 10th, 2014 at 9:21 am, Comments: 0

    Last Friday, I gave a short presentation  on the Chicago startup ecosystem.  I posted the slides here.  There are two slides that I think are important [...]

  • Who’s Looking Out for the Little Guy?
    Posted by on March 8th, 2014 at 8:03 am, Comments: 0

    Steve Zwick wrote a nice article in Futures Magazine.  Here is the link to the entire article.  I would suggest reading the whole thing.  It [...]

  • Should Your Startup Be A Corporation or LLC?
    Posted by on March 5th, 2014 at 8:04 am, Comments: 0

    One debate that startups constantly have is how to legally organize themselves.  The two basic types of legal entities are a corporate structure, or an [...]

  • Mergers and Acquisitions-Is It The Right Strategy?
    Posted by on March 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 am, Comments: 0

    There has been a lot of news about Mergers and Acquisitions lately.  Facebook ($FB) bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion.  I saw today, $GE put $1.4 [...]

  • Who Are The Natural Shorts And Longs In Bitcoin?
    Posted by on February 28th, 2014 at 4:54 am, Comments: 0

    In the Mt. Gox aftermath, it’s worth examining the Bitcoin market. I disagree with those that think the Mt. Gox meltdown is “good” because it [...]

  • Order Types Affect Markets
    Posted by on February 25th, 2014 at 8:08 am, Comments: 0

    The explosion of electronic trade has caused a corresponding explosion of ways to trade.  That sounds stupid.  There is only one way to trade now-and [...]